[DL] ASPOCP 2018 --- Call for papers

Jorge Fandino Jorge.Fandinno at irit.fr
Mon Mar 18 15:43:17 CET 2019

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                                                                  CALL FOR PAPERS                                                                  
                                                                       ASPOCP 2018                                   
                    12th Workshop on Answer Set Programming and Other Computing Paradigms                           
                                                      June 3 or 4, 2018 (LPNMR Workshop)
        Affiliated with 15th International Conference on Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning,
                                                 Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
                                                                          June 4-7, 2019
AIMS AND SCOPE                                                                  
 Since its introduction in the late 1980s, Answer Set Programming (ASP) has been widely applied to 
 various knowledge-intensive tasks and combinatorial search problems. ASP was found to be
 closely related to SAT, which led to a new method of computing answer sets using SAT solvers and
 techniques adapted from SAT. This has been a much studied relationship, and is currently extended
 towards satisfiability modulo theories (SMT). The relationship of ASP to other computing paradigms,
 such as constraint satisfaction, quantified Boolean formulas (QBF), Constraint Logic Programming
 (CLP), first-order logic (FOL), and FO(ID) is also the subject of active research. Consequently, new
 methods of computing answer sets are being developed based on relationships to these formalisms.                        
 Furthermore, the practical applications of ASP also foster work on multi-paradigm problem-solving, 
 and in particular language and solver integration. The most prominent examples in this area
 currently are the integration of ASP with description logics (in the realm of the Semantic Web) and
 constraint satisfaction (which recently led to the Constraint Answer Set Programming (CASP)
 research direction).            
 A large body of general results regarding ASP is available and several efficient ASP solvers have
 been implemented. However, there are still significant challenges in applying ASP to real life
 applications, and more interest in relating ASP to other computing paradigms is emerging. This 
 workshop will provide opportunities for researchers to identify these challenges and to exchange
 ideas for overcoming them.                       

 Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):                          
 - ASP and classical logic formalisms (SAT/FOL/QBF/SMT/DL).                     
 - ASP and constraint programming.                                              
 - ASP and other logic programming paradigms, e.g., FO(ID).                     
 - ASP and other nonmonotonic languages, e.g., action languages.                
 - ASP and external means of computation.                                       
 - ASP and probabilistic reasoning.                                             
 - ASP and knowledge compilation.                                               
 - ASP and machine learning.                                                    
 - New methods of computing answer sets using algorithms or systems of          
   other paradigms.                                                             
 - Language extensions to ASP.                                                  
 - ASP and multi-agent systems.                                                 
 - ASP and multi-context systems.                                               
 - Modularity and ASP.                                                          
 - ASP and argumentation.                                                       
 - Multi-paradigm problem solving involving ASP.                                
 - Evaluation and comparison of ASP to other paradigms.                         
 - ASP and related paradigms in applications.                                   
 - Hybridizing ASP with procedural approaches.                                  
 - Enhanced grounding or beyond grounding.                                      
 Papers must describe original research and should not exceed 13 pages (excluding

Submissions must be written in English, present original research, and be formatted according to Springer’s guidelines and technical instructions available at:


 Paper submission will be handled electronically by means of the Easychair system. 
 The submission page is available here
IMPORTANT DATES (tentative)                                                     
Abstract submission deadline:                     March 26, 2019
 Paper submission deadline:                        April 1, 2019
 Notification:                                                 May 1, 2019
 Camera-ready articles due:                         May 12, 2019
 Workshop:                                                 June 3 or 4, 2019
 Accepted papers will be made available online as inofficial proceedings with 

 A selection of extended and revised versions of accepted papers will appear 
 in a special issue. We are currently negotiating with potential journals.
 Such papers will go through a second formal selection process to meet
 the high quality standard of the journal.     
Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
 Jorge Fandinno, IRIT, Toulouse, France
 Johannes K. Fichte, TU Wien, Austria                                                              
Alessandro	Mosca	
Amelia Harrison	        The University of Texas at Austin
Anne	Siegel                IRISA, CNRS
Antti	Hyvärinen	        USI
Bart	Bogaerts	        Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Bernhard Bliem	        University of Helsinki
Carmine Dodaro	        University of Genova
Chitta Baral	        Arizona State University
Cristina Feier	        University of Bremen
Daniela Inclezan	        Miami University
Enrico Giunchiglia	University Genova
Fangkai Yang	        Maana Inc.
Francesco Ricca	        University of Calabria
Guillermo R. Simari	Universidad del Sur in Bahia Blanca
Javier Romero	        University of Potsdam
Jia-Huai You	        University of Alberta
Joao	Leite	                Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Johannes K. Fichte	TU Dresden
Johannes P. Wallner	Vienna University of Technology
Joohyung Lee	        Arizona State University
Jörg	Pührer	        Leipzig University
Jorge Fandiño	        IRIT, University of Toulouse, CNRs
Marc	Denecker	        Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Marcello Balduccini	Saint Joseph's University
Marco Maratea	        University of Genova
Mario Alviano	        University of Calabria
Markus Hecher	        Vienna University of Technology
Martin Gebser	        University of Potsdam
Max Ostrowski	        University of Potsdam
Michael Morak	
Michael Gelfond         Texas Tech University
Mirek Truszczynski	University of Kentucky
Mutsunori Banbara	IKobe University,
Nicola Leone	        University of Calabria
Orkunt Sabuncu	        TED University, Ankara
Pedro Cabalar	        University of Corunna
Richard Watson	        Texas Tech University, Department of Computer Science
Stefan Ellmauthaler	Leipzig University
Stefan Woltran	        Vienna University of Technology
Stefania Costantini	University of Aquila
Tomi	Janhunen	        Aalto University
Tran Cao Son	        New Mexico State University
Vladimir Lifschitz	The University of Texas at Austin
Wolfgang Faber	        Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Yusuf Izmirlioglu	Sabanci University

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